Once a week on Tuesday mornings, I’m going to be reaching out directly to daily and weekly subscribers and I won’t be posting here. And on Fridays, weekly subscribers will get the weekly blog post recap and daily subscribers will continue to get their daily posts.
Given how stressful it is right now, I’d like to know how I can support you more effectively because we know isolation breeds struggle with the subjects we deal with.
But before we get to that, we’re going to review a few good things that have happened for COVID19:
- The birds are louder everywhere. Why is that?
- All over the world, smoggy cities are seeing beautiful clear blue skies, lakes and rivers are cleaner.
- In Italy, people are singing to each other across the empty squares.
- In the West of Ireland, a young woman is spreading fliers with her number through the neighborhood so that the elders may have someone to call on.
- In Richmond, VA, there are two clinical trials at Virginia Commonwealth University on an investigational drug therapy for COVID-19 called remdesivir. The investigational antiviral drug was used experimentally to treat Ebola and its success on a man hospitalized with coronavirus in Washington state piqued the interest of researchers globally.
- In the UK, a breathing aid that was designed and built in less than a week to keep COVID-19 patients out of intensive care has been delivered to London hospitals for clinical trials. The device delivers a steady stream of oxygen to patients who are struggling to breathe and can be used on standard wards, unlike ventilation, which requires patients to have an invasive procedure and sedation in an intensive care unit.
So that we can figure the best way to support you, tell me what you are struggling with right now and so I know how our community can help.